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Fields configuration vs Screen scheme

Hey everyone,

I'm a bit confused between field configuration to screen schemes.

basically, if I want to define a custom field to specific issue type and specific project, I can associate this field with the issue type, and specific screen (from my screen's project).

So, why to use field configuration?


Thank you,


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A screen scheme tells JIRA what screens a field will appear on for a particular issue type.

A field configuration tells JIRA some configuration details about the field when it is applied to an issue type - mandatory, type of input, and also if it is hidden.

Hey Nic,

Thank you for the quick response.


I know this is 4 years ago, but it doesnt quite answer the question of why we need 2 separate things for fields.

Why cant these things just appear as config params in the screen ? Otherwise you can list a field in a screen and then its not visible because the  the screen scheme hides it - why put it in the screen then ? Would there ever be a case where the screen is not enough to describe what you want ? For each screen scheme attached to a type you can only have one field config, if you could have multiple configs it would make sense. I am missing something obviously, can someone explain how this makes sense.

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